Grosses

'Furious 7' Continues to Lead on Thursday with $1.74M; 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' Remains in Second with $0.99MApril 24, 2015 01:01 PM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Furious 7 took in $1.74 million on Thursday to remain in first place at the daily box office for a 21st consecutive day. The seventh installment of the blockbuster franchise featuring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and the late Paul Walker increased 2 percent over Wednesday and was down a solid 40 percent from last Thursday. Furious 7 led the week with a weekly take of $36.92 million. That represented a 50 percent decline from the previous frame and places the film's three-week total at a massive $302.28 million.

Sony's Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 held steady in second place with $0.991 million. The modestly budgeted Kevin James led comedy was up 4 percent over Wednesday. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $28.45 million. That was in line with pre-release expectations and places the film 5 percent behind the $30.05 million seven-day start of 2011's Zookeeper.

Unfriended was up one spot over Wednesday to move into third on Thursday with $0.645 million. The ultra low-budget horror film from Universal and Blumhouse Productions was essentially unchanged from Wednesday's performance. Unfriended finished in third for the week with a seven-day start of $18.91 million. That was on the low end of expectations and was 21 percent below the $24.06 million seven-day take of last year's Ouija.

Fox's Home was up one spot and 7 percent over Wednesday to claim fourth with $0.590 million. The successful 3D computer animated film from DreamWorks Animation took fourth place for the week with $13.18 million. That represented a 39 percent decline from the previous frame and brings the film's four-week total to a stronger than expected $145.48 million.

Fellow Fox release The Longest Ride was up one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.545 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood placed in fifth for the week with $9.37 million. The Longest Ride was down 44 percent from its opening week performance and has grossed $26.03 million in two weeks.

Monkey Kingdom was down four spots and a very sharp 35 percent from Wednesday's Earth Day inflated performance to land in seventh with $0.483 million. The nature documentary from Disney's Disneynature label took eighth place for the week with $6.71 million. That was on the low end of the film's modest expectations and was 11 percent softer than the $7.55 million seven-day start of last year's Bears.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Jul. 9 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 9 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hancock$6,412,749-14%3,9650$1,617$126,195,8241Sony / Columbia
2WALL-E$4,283,862-3%3,9920$1,073$140,402,4342Disney
3Wanted (2008)$2,435,782-10%3,18510$765$98,180,4202Universal
4Get Smart$1,594,238-1%3,5740$446$102,883,5513Warner Bros.
5Kung Fu Panda$1,191,1482%3,347-323$356$196,680,6485Paramount / DreamWorks
6Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$779,6664%1,84390$423$8,001,5583Picturehouse
7The Incredible Hulk$699,9380%3,043153$230$126,943,1594Universal
8Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$467,7992%2,192-364$213$307,792,7847Paramount
9Sex and the City$432,7994%1,275-126$339$146,100,7856Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Love Guru$360,344-4%2,648-364$136$30,526,1763Paramount